Hello World! Welcome Friends! It is never a nice feeling to feel vulnerable in your own home and it is a horrendous to feel violated when you suffer a break-in, which is why it is better to try and beef up your security features and make your property less likely to be targeted by intruders.
Here are some tips on how to enhance your home security, including a look at how to review and protect potential points of entry, plus some simple steps on how to secure vulnerable spots like basements, windows, and doors.
A fragile barrier
Every home has windows installed but they can be a weak spot when it comes to home security for a number of reasons.
If you have a single pane window with no lock or added security features it probably won’t offer much resistance to a burglar who is determined to find a way to get inside your home.
Many burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves who test your windows and doors to see if they are locked, and an open window is an invitation that many of them find too hard to resist.
Don’t make it easy for burglars. Lock your windows and doors when you go out and if the entry point is in a bit of a blindspot where someone could gain access without being seen.
A good move would be to install a security system which has pressure plates and sensors to detect when a window is being forced open. Installing bars and grilles on your windows will also provide an effective and highly visual deterrent, as burglars are often more interested in easy targets.
A basement is a very useful feature to have in your home but it can also be a good place for a burglar to enter your home undetected.
A home security system with cameras is a good way of keeping a watch for any unexpected visitors. Ensure that you fit good locks to any windows and doors in this area, as well as providing a visual deterrent in the form of security lighting and an exterior camera watching over the entry point. This should be persuasive evidence for a burglar to look elsewhere for their next victim.
Curtains and blinds are also a simple but effective way of keeping your valuables safer.
If an intruder can see right in and view your home like a shop window it will encourage them to investigate further but if your cover your items from prying eyes, it can make an intruder less inclined to break in when they don’t know what their rewards might be.
Solid-core option for your back door
The rear of your property could be a likely target if it is not overlooked and a burglar could enter without the risk of being seen, which is why you need to invest in a good quality solid-core back door and other security measures.
Pick a door that offers strength and durability. Burglars know a good door when they see one and it will often put them off if they know it is not going to be easy penetrating the door you have fitted.
Think about installing outside security lighting and cameras as an extra layer of protection.
If you follow some of these simple home security steps, you should help reduce the risk of your home being targeted by burglars.
So, let’s take the extra steps to make sure our homes are safe! If you missed the One Room Challenge Breakfast Nook reveal, you can check that out HERE. Have a lovely day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!